The company says the smart building market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10.9% between 2021 and 2026

In response to the accelerated pace of digital transformation and increased investment in smart buildings, AESG says it is now one of the first companies in the region with accredited professionals who can help developers, building owners and facility managers achieve WiredScore and SmartScore. certificates.

According to the AESG, the globally recognized certifications have been developed to create technologically advanced buildings with uninterrupted connectivity that helps advance features such as collaborative working, health and well-being, safety, security and security. sustainability, and supports the incorporation of future innovations.

These benefits translate into the ability to attract and retain tenants and increase rental value, with studies showing that WiredScore certification increases a property’s rental value by an average of 5%, the company said.

In early August 2022, PNC Menon, Chairman of Sobha Group, said that smart homes are an essential part of smart cities.

“Working and living spaces have fundamentally changed over the past few decades and uninterrupted, high-quality connectivity is now as vital to occupants as running water. In fact, the quality of digital connectivity comes second only to location among the top criteria tenants look for when moving to a new office. Smart buildings are fundamentally changing the property market, forcing building owners and proprietors to re-evaluate features ranging from productivity and user well-being to environmental impact,” said Saeed Al Abbar, CEO of AESG.

He added: “These stakeholders must now recognize that an advanced and sustainable digital infrastructure is the foundation of the ongoing revolution to make buildings smarter and thus enable a more collaborative, innovative and dynamic future.

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AESG explained that Rohan Chandavarkar, Associate Digital Delivery and Mark Derbyshire, Commissioning Manager were trained under the WiredScore and SmartScore accreditation programs. The company said the two individuals will work closely with AESG customers to understand, improve and communicate the user functionality and technology underpinnings of their buildings to deliver an exceptional user experience, optimize costs, to meet high standards of sustainability and future.

The company said it estimates the typical certification period for WiredScore and SmartScore to be between three and four weeks. After certification, the company, in conjunction with WiredScore, will help promote the building by defining a bespoke leasing and marketing strategy that includes information such as tenant engagement guides, building and construction roadmaps that will help the client provide training to leasing teams, brokers and project managers, he added.

During this initial launch phase, AESG will primarily target commercial buildings – existing and under development – ​​in the UAE. The company then intends to expand the offer to the rest of the GCC, the UK and Singapore.

In early July, AESG’s Lindsey Malcolm told Middle East Construction News that a longer-term perspective in decision-making is key to tackling GHG emissions. Later that month, AESG announced that it had obtained Saudi Civil Defense Fire and Life Safety Certification.